If you load up a live distro, and see if you can look at your current hard drive setup, using your 'linux' machine, that will help.
Come back here and post questions, will try and help you back up your home directory at least!
This post is in no way trying to take away from the knowledge that is available here on Linux Questions, as I have been helped numerous times by advice taken from this forum.Also, I think you're flailing -- trying random fixes instead of logically troubleshooting. My 64-bit runs that one beautifully, but chokes on the standard 7.0 release. I install mine as soon as I see them in the upgrades available icon in the panel. Especially, have you tried booting a Knoppix live CD?I know that the inability to use your machine can cause urgency, even panic, & result disorganized diagnosis. & by "chokes" I mean video problems so weird, that it's unusable. Knoppix is an ideal test for a MEPIS box needing a h/w check: Finally, we need a list of the key h/w items w/ links to the mfrs. (& please don't expect us who are helping to each duplicate the effort of tracking down your stuff on the 'net; give the links or explain your problems w/ finding them -- we can help w/ that, too.)VFS: Cannot open root device "hda3" or unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)Dear Rick, Of course I'm flailing around, I have Moon in Pisces and when I'm out of my element, that's what I do.Wayne FWIW, wcc1776, I hang out way more here than there, & I use only MEPIS for my desktops -- currently running 3.3.2, 6.0, & 7.073uce (64-bit).OP -- Personally I'd like to see your problem in person. (A good reason to edit your LQ profile to include your real world location; &, BTW, "3rd Rock" & "127.127.127.127" are cute, but not informative.) Have you looked for a LUG near you? Did you know about the 7.073uce (Unofficial Community Edition) that includes Xorg 7.3?
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